TWO RIVERS GOLF CLUB
The club had one tournament in July,
and it was a good one. The weather at Teal Bend was perfect: warm,
sunny, a nice moderate breeze. Some of our members had extraordinary
shot making experiences, starting with Jim Svobodny with an ace on the
par 3 16th hole. The scorecard distance on this hole was 146
yards, but the pin was all the way back in the right corner and into
some breeze, too, probably playing more like 170. Even more
remarkable—because we were using a shotgun start, this was Jim’s first
hole and first shot of the day! Way to go, Jim.
Brad Erway also got off to a good
start on his first hole, the par 4 #18. After leaving his tee shot in
the left bunker, Brad blasted out, hit a wedge pretty close and drained
the putt for a nice sandy par. Brad’s finish was even more impressive.
On the par 5 #17, Brad hit a nice tailing drive over the water and the
right fairway bunker, leaving him easily in range of the green. A
perfect 7-iron brought him to 8-10 feet from pin. Once again, Brad
drained the putt, this time for an eagle.
Paul Sickert had a little trouble
off the tee on the long par 4 #11, but his fourth shot from 75 yards was
a thing of beauty. It hit right in the cup, putting a major hurt on the
lip. Unfortunately, the ball popped out and stayed an inch or two from
the hole, but it was an impressive shot nonetheless.
Lastly, Mike Morrow got a little
greedy on the par 3’s and won all of them except for #16 where Jim had
his ace. Somebody take away his wedges!
TEAL BEND RESULTS
||69 (card off)
Bob Prouty won the fewest putts
contest with 30 in a card off.
||Lee Ann Lobaugh
Bob Prokopow carded the fewest
putts with 31 in a card off.
Cheryl Nelson won the fewest putts with
an outstanding 27.
Closest to the Pin winners:
#4, Mike Morrow, 30', #9,
Mike Morrow, 6' 9", #12, Mike Morrow, 20' 1", #16,
Jim Svobodny ACE.
In August, we have DRY CREEK on
Saturday, August 6. Later in the month, we will be playing
WHITNEY OAKS ON Saturday, August 27. September brings us to the two
club championship rounds at Lincoln Hills,
Saturday and Sunday, September 24 & 25.
NCGA QUALIFIER NEWS
Earlier this year, Bob Prouty and
Brad Erway played in their NCGA qualifying event at Ancil Hofmann. They
played well but didn’t make the cut for the next round. Just recently,
the four person team of Alan Staton, Brad Erway, Steve Ryan and Rich
Anderson finished second in their qualifying round at Castle Oaks. They
will move on to the finals at Poppy Hills and Spyglass Hill. Alan
Staton and Jim Svobodny have a qualifying round at Castle Oaks on August
10 for their Senior Four-Ball competition. Our Teal Bend tournament was
also an NCGA qualifier; after much to-ing and fro-ing over scheduling
conflicts, our representatives will be Brad Erway, Jim Svobodny and Joe
Gough. Good luck to all our competitors.
DID YOU KNOW . . .
YOU CAN POST SCORES WHEN YOU PLAY
ONLY 9 HOLES. The USGA has a system that
allows two 9-hole scores to be combined to create an 18-hole score that
is designated with the letter C (combined nines). Nine-hole scores are
combined in the order that they are received into the player’s scoring
record from any club or from any combination of nines. An 18-hole score
created by the combination of two 9-hole scores will display the date
and course name of the latest 9-hole course score.
YOU CAN POST SCORES WHEN A
COMPLETE ROUND IS NOT PLAYED. If 13 or more
holes are played, the player can post an 18-hole score. If 7-12 holes
are played, the player can post a 9-hole score. In either case, scores
for unplayed holes must be recorded as par plus any handicap strokes
that the player is entitled to receive on the unplayed holes. If you
want to know more information, please contact me.
In reviewing member scoring records,
I noticed that several only have TRGC scores posted in the handicap
system. All TRGC rounds are designated as T scores (tournament). Other
types of scores include H (home) and A (away). USGA advises us to post
all rounds to provide a mix of score types in order to establish a
legitimate handicap. But, remember that this year the USGA asked us not
to post scores when we play alone. The GHIN System automatically
compares scores to identify players with T scores that are consistently
lower than the other score types. I hope the two options listed above
will allow members to post more scores in addition to the T scores that
I post for you.
Cheryl Nelson, Handicap Chair
After the Teal Bend tournament,
here are the club point leaders:
||Lee Ann Lobaugh
RECRUITMENT AND MEMBERSHIP
Keep those friends, co-workers and
other golf buddies coming! As always, TRGC is looking to increase its
membership base, so be sure to invite your friends, co-workers, and golf
buddies from other groups to meet our club. Don’t forget, you can take
$5 off your renewal fee for next year for each new member you bring to
the club (limit of five new members per person per year).
I’m sorry to report that Sandy
Davis’s wife, Lynn, passed away recently. The club sends its
condolences and prayers to Sandy and his family. Remember to keep any
ailing club members in your thoughts and prayers.
If you have information or material
that you would like included the newsletter, my email address is
firstname.lastname@example.org; my home phone is (916) 488-6465.